Integrating Babies into Your Postnatal Teaching: Bringing Fun and Bonding into Classes

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“This is brilliant! Love all your ideas. You’ve made it seem so natural and free flowing from one thing to the next. Shame my daughter is fast asleep, she would love it too!” Gemma Miles, Attendee, Integrating Babies into Your Postnatal Yoga Class

Course Outline: 

* Do you currently teach postnatal yoga?  Would you love to learn some new ideas about how to have fun with the babies who come along to your classes (or if they don't come would you love to learn how classes would work with them at class).
In this online training you will learn:
  • songs, actions and movements to entertain and interact with the babies
  • activities to promote bonding with the baby
  • practices that can aid postnatal recovery together with keeping babies happy to be in class for longer
Tessa teaches classes from 5 weeks until crawling.  She is a This Mum Moves Ambassador and will explain the current national guidelines on physical activity for postpartum.
Discover activities that incorporate postnatal yoga with:
* lying and sitting practices
* all fours activities
* standing
* how to involve babies in many different fun practices
There will also be guidance around insurance requirements , length of class, enabling socialising and other practicalities.
Teaching postnatal classes can be incredibly rewarding, but although you are interacting with lots of people, an opportunity to come together with your peers is nurturing.  This workshop will enable you to connect with likeminded teachers and add to your network. Tessa has been teaching mum and baby yoga classes for nine years and currently teaches two full classes a week.
A song sheet with the words for the songs will be included.  
This recorded event with support material will be available to you via our dedicated online portal in your "learning library".  Use the link provided on booking to access recording and support material.

**At the end of the training, you will receive Certificate of Attendance from Yoga Teachers Forum.  Tessa is a FEDANT Approved trainers.

Feedback from attendees of Tessa's Trainings:

“Thank you very much for yesterday’s course. It was very interesting and helpful for my teaching. I found the content and your delivery was just right and the ability to interact over zoom was done so well. Thank you. 

I spent about an hour telling everything from the workshop to my husband. That is always a good sign, to want to share everything!” Ruth Barber., Attendee, Birth Trauma Workshop

"I really enjoyed this workshop.... I liked Tessa's examples ...Tessa guided some great visualisations ....I left feeling resourced and inspired with plenty of new material to explore in classes." Amba Cooper- The Pelvis in Pregnancy

"I did enjoy it, very much.  Many thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge, and for providing a stimulating forum for discussion." Una Bentley - Biomechanics of Birt

To see the extensive range of pre & postnatal CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your teaching practice, please click here.

Policies & Procedures For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.

* you are required to have insurance to cover you for teaching postnatal classes with babies - please check with your insurance provider to ensure that you are covered.

* *The Lullaby Trust, which campaigns on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), advises that babies should not remain in car seats longer than necessary, that they're only for travel and not for sleeping in or use as a highchair.  Therefore it's important that babies attending postnatal classes are taken out of car seats and integrated into the class.


Tessa Sanderson

About the facilitator - Tessa Sanderson:

Tessa has taught Pregnancy Yoga for 15 years and has 12,000+ teaching hours under her belt, including Well Woman and Mother & Baby Yoga, Restorative and Birth Preparation workshops.  She has taught yoga in four diverse cities: London, Southampton, Bristol and Reading. She is the author of Pearls of Birth Wisdom: An Inner Journey with Stories, Insights and Practices.
Tessa is a member of her local Maternity Voices Forum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and runs the Everything Baby Berkshire network for antenatal and postnatal professionals.  She has a PhD in Medical Sociology and loves using balloons as props in her pregnancy classes.  IG@tessa.venuti.sanderson and @birth_wisdom_pearls